Top things to do

Top Choice Museum in Mérida

Casa de Montejo

Casa de Montejo is on the south side of the Plaza Grande and dates from 1549. It originally housed soldiers but was soon converted into a mansion that served members of the Montejo family until 1970. Today it houses…
Top Choice Park in Mérida

Parque Santa Lucía

The pretty little Parque Santa Lucía has arcades on the north and west sides; this was where travelers would get on or off the stagecoaches that linked towns and villages with the provincial capital. Today it's a po…
Top Choice Museum in Mérida

Museo Regional de Antropología

The massive Palacio Cantón houses the Museo Regional de Antropología, an anthropology museum with temporary exhibits focusing primarily on culture and history in the Yucatán (ie Maya customs), although some exhibits…
Top Choice Bar in Mérida

La Fundación Mezcalería

A popular bicyclists' hangout, especially on Wednesday, this retro-styled bar with nightly live music has an excellent selection of organic mezcals and an atmosphere conducive to knocking 'em back. Careful though: t…
Top Choice Museum in Mérida

Gran Museo del Mundo Maya

A world-class museum celebrating Maya culture, the Gran Museo houses a permanent collection of more than 1100 remarkably well-preserved artifacts, including a reclining chac-mool sculpture from Chichén Itzá and a co…
Top Choice Taquería in Mérida


Popular for its castacan (fried pork belly), Wayan'e (meaning 'here it is' in Maya) is one of Mérida's premier breakfast spots. Vegetarians will find options here, such as the huevo con ixkatic (egg with chili) taco…
International in Mérida


This romantic dining spot (especially at night, when there are performing trova acts) is in the courtyard of the house where Andrés Quintana Roo – poet, statesman and drafter of Mexico’s Declaration of Independence …
Mexican in Mérida

El Trapiche

A great place close to the city centre, El Trapiche has cheap Mexican eats in a casual environment. It bills itself as the best pizza joint in town, but it's actually the Yucatecan dishes that stand out. The menu ha…
Cafe in Mérida

Il Caffé Italiano

An Italian-style café with piping-hot espressos, good mains and tasty desserts like panna cotta topped with raspberry sauce.
Market in Mérida

Mercado Municipal No 2

Numero Dos is cheap, good and less crowded than some of the busier markets in town. On the north side of Parque de Santiago, it's packed with juice stalls and loncherías (economical eateries).